The Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) is beginning a new project called the Peer Connections Project. This project will match trained peer visitors with clients of the DD Administration who receive services from an Independent Provider and who no longer have family involved in their lives.
The Peer Visitors recruited for the project will be people with developmental disabilities and others interested in making connections with DDA clients. They will be paid a small stipend to make two visits with the person over the course of a year.
DDA has identified about 500 clients receive support by an independent provider and who have no family involved in their lives. However, clients will be asked if they wish to participate and their participation will be voluntary.
The DDC will provide oversight of the project, training, background checks, logistics, and other supports the peer visitor might need. This is a creative partnership between the DDC and the DDA with funding from DDA.
There are currently two volunteer training sessions scheduled:
December 9, SeaTac Conference Center
December 10, Arc of Spokane
Sign up soon. Attendance at the training is mandatory to participate in this important project.
For more information contact Ed Holen.